Los Angeles Is Building an e-Highway | CityLab
The road would eliminate truck emissions, and is being tested in a corridor that connects the port to downtown.
The experimental system is being built along a mile of the corridor to test how highly polluting diesel truck traffic could instead run on emission-free electric power.

Los Angeles Is Building an e-Highway | CityLab

The road would eliminate truck emissions, and is being tested in a corridor that connects the port to downtown.

The experimental system is being built along a mile of the corridor to test how highly polluting diesel truck traffic could instead run on emission-free electric power.

Seeking Frugal Tech Solutions For Nairobi’s Jammed Traffic | NPR News
Traffic in Nairobi is so mind-numbing it makes Los Angeles’ Interstate 5 look like the Autobahn. Motorcycles squeeze between cars and trucks that practically park on major boulevards and highways. Street peddlers walk to and fro selling newspapers, flowers, air fresheners and children’s toys to captive audiences. Roundabouts become cartoonishly clogged.
Nairobi is the world’s fourth-most congested city, far worse than any in the U.S., according to a 2011 survey. Kenya’s government estimates traffic jams cost Nairobi $600,000 per day in lost productivity and wasted fuel. That’s $219 million per year.
It all portends more congestion, frustration and waste, unless Nairobi can find a different type of solution for its traffic woes. One team at IBM’s headquarters in Nairobi thinks it has found an answer — and if it works, it could provide relief to millions of commuters throughout the developing world.

Seeking Frugal Tech Solutions For Nairobi’s Jammed Traffic | NPR News

Traffic in Nairobi is so mind-numbing it makes Los Angeles’ Interstate 5 look like the Autobahn. Motorcycles squeeze between cars and trucks that practically park on major boulevards and highways. Street peddlers walk to and fro selling newspapers, flowers, air fresheners and children’s toys to captive audiences. Roundabouts become cartoonishly clogged.

Nairobi is the world’s fourth-most congested city, far worse than any in the U.S., according to a 2011 survey. Kenya’s government estimates traffic jams cost Nairobi $600,000 per day in lost productivity and wasted fuel. That’s $219 million per year.

It all portends more congestion, frustration and waste, unless Nairobi can find a different type of solution for its traffic woes. One team at IBM’s headquarters in Nairobi thinks it has found an answer — and if it works, it could provide relief to millions of commuters throughout the developing world.

China has 8 cities with bigger bike share systems than all of America | Vox
The growth of bike share programs is gaining momentum in the US. But this growth is absolutely dwarfed by the explosion of bike share programs in China over the last couple of years. The country now has more than 400,000 bike share bikes in operation across dozens of cities with programs, with the vast majority installed since 2012. To put this in perspective, there are an estimated 822,00 bikes in operation around the world — so China has more bikes than all other countries combined. The individual country with the next-highest number of bikes, France, has just 45,000.

China has 8 cities with bigger bike share systems than all of America | Vox

The growth of bike share programs is gaining momentum in the US. But this growth is absolutely dwarfed by the explosion of bike share programs in China over the last couple of years. The country now has more than 400,000 bike share bikes in operation across dozens of cities with programs, with the vast majority installed since 2012. To put this in perspective, there are an estimated 822,00 bikes in operation around the world — so China has more bikes than all other countries combined. The individual country with the next-highest number of bikes, France, has just 45,000.

Three Energy Solutions That Throw Caution to the Wind | People for Smarter Cities
With global energy consumption increasing, demand is surging for renewable energy resources. Read how three smart innovations in wind energy are helping to deliver maximum power with minimal impact.

Three Energy Solutions That Throw Caution to the Wind | People for Smarter Cities

With global energy consumption increasing, demand is surging for renewable energy resources. Read how three smart innovations in wind energy are helping to deliver maximum power with minimal impact.

The Big Buy-In: How a City and Its Citizens Got Smart About Water | People for Smarter Cities
It’s no secret that the world’s freshwater resources are limited and decreasing. At the same time, domestic consumption and water waste are increasing. In the U.S., a typical household consumes about 260 gallons a day, most of which could be significantly reduced through small behavioral changes. But getting citizen buy-in is not an easy task. Here’s how one city spurred its residents to take action.

The Big Buy-In: How a City and Its Citizens Got Smart About Water | People for Smarter Cities

It’s no secret that the world’s freshwater resources are limited and decreasing. At the same time, domestic consumption and water waste are increasing. In the U.S., a typical household consumes about 260 gallons a day, most of which could be significantly reduced through small behavioral changes. But getting citizen buy-in is not an easy task. Here’s how one city spurred its residents to take action.